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Jesús Franco (screenplay)
Ramón Llidó (story)
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Release Date:
21 April 1982 (France) See more »
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An expedition searching for treasure supposedly buried by the German army in the African desert during WW II comes up against an army of Nazi zombies guarding the fortune. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Manuel Gélin ... Robert Blabert
Eduardo Fajardo ... Colonel Kurt Meitzell
France Lomay ... Erika (as France Jordan)
Jeff Montgomery ... Ben

Lina Romay ... Kurt's Wife
Myriam Landson ... Kurt's Wife

Antonio Mayans ... Sheik Mohamed Al-Kafir
Javier Maiza ... Captain Blabert
Eric Viellard ... Ronald (as Eric Saint-Just)
Caroline Audret ... Sylvie
Albino Graziani ... Prof. Deniken
Miguel Ángel Aristu ... Ahmed (as Miguel Aristu)
Henri Lambert ... Kurt (as Henry Lambert)
Doris Regina ... Aisha
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jesús Franco ... Zombie
Daniel Katz ... (uncredited)
Juan Soler ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Jesús Franco  (as A.M. Frank)
 
Writing credits
Jesús Franco  screenplay (as A.L. Mariaux) &
Ramón Llidó  story (as Ramón Llido)

Jesús Franco (screenplay) (as J. Franco)

Produced by
Daniel Lesoeur .... associate producer (uncredited)
Marius Lesoeur .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Jesús Franco  (as Pablo Villa)
Daniel White 
 
Cinematography by
Max Monteillet 
Juan Soler 
 
Film Editing by
Jesús Franco 
Claude Gros 
 
Makeup Department
Manolita G. Fraile .... makeup artist (as Manuela Garcia Fraile)
 
Production Management
Daniel Lesoeur .... production manager
Antonio Mayans .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel Jouanisson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Claude Panier .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Richard Green .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ángel Ordiales .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Lina Romay .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Ilona Kunesova .... continuity
Sylvie Perrot .... production secretary
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La tumba de los muertos vivientes" - France (original title)
"Bloodsucking Nazi Zombies" - International (English title) (video title)
"Grave of the Living Dead" - International (English title) (literal title)
"Oasis of the Zombies" - USA (DVD title)
"The Oasis of the Living Dead" - USA
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Runtime:
Argentina:88 min | USA:82 min | France:82 min | Spain:85 min
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Canada:(Banned) (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | France:12 | Germany:16 (re-rating) (uncut) (2014) | Italy:VM18 (VHS rating) | Spain:13 | UK:15 | USA:Unrated | West Germany:16 (cut) | West Germany:18 (original rating)
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Quotes:
Girl victim 1:Look at the size of them. Do you suppose they're Redwoods?
Girl victim 2:They're date trees. Come on.
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14 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Hey, it's better than "Resident Evil"!, 1 July 2007
Author: Jonny_Numb from Hellfudge, Pennsylvania

Okay, I'll just assume I'm entering a comment for the version of the movie I saw (though who really cares about accuracy with something like this?). "Oasis of the Zombies" has a sketchy, multiple-version history that is finely indicative of director Jess Franco's low-budget, schlockmeister style. I have never really cared much for this Spanish horror hack (though I do think "The Awful Dr. Orloff" is a well-done chiller), but what can I say..."Oasis" holds a weirdly special place in my genre heart. The reviews across the board are mostly condemning if not outright cursing this POS' existence, and I can see where they're coming from--make no mistake, this IS the bottom rung of the zombie ladder. Yet at the same time, this film engages me in some odd way--yes, it is two movies spliced together (sometimes quite badly), but I don't find it boring, or even all that bad. Granted, I've never seen a decent print of the film, the night scenes are either too muddy or too bright (yes, a few take place in broad daylight), the characterizations poor, and the zombie 'action' less than stunning. In the small subgenre of Nazi Zombie Films, "Oasis" falls between the Good ("Shock Waves") and the Ugly (Jean Rollin's "Zombie Lake"). 74 minutes into this 85-minute film, we get the signature image of zombies shambling up a dune against an orange sunset (or sunrise?), and it's the only moment of atmospheric artistry to be found. Still, for those who are inured to this kind of low-end Euro-dreck (myself included), "Oasis" is worth a look--in many ways, it is conceptually interesting enough to be a good remake candidate.

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